With each new piece of evidence that Omar Mateen was an Islamic terrorist who wanted the world to know he killed all those people for Allah, our moral, ethical, and intellectual betters in the media have to burrow their heads deeper and deeper into their ostrich holes.
Mateen committed a mass murder for ISIS. He told anybody who’d listen. He even put it on Facebook. Malia Zimmerman, Fox News:
In the hours after he blasted his way into an Orlando gay nightclub, and with his victims lying dead or wounded around him, Omar Mateen took to Facebook to pledge his loyalty to ISIS and threaten more attacks on the civilized world…
“I pledge my alliance to (ISIS leader) abu bakr al Baghdadi..may Allah accept me,” Mateen wrote in one post early Sunday morning. “The real muslims will never accept the filthy ways of the west” …“You kill innocent women and children by doing us airstrikes..now taste the Islamic state vengeance…”
“America and Russia stop bombing the Islamic state,” Mateen wrote.
In his final post, Mateen made an ominous prediction.
“In the next few days you will see attacks from the Islamic state in the usa.”
If you’re a liberal-left Obama supporter, this is your worst nightmare: The deadliest terrorist attack on American soil since 9/11, and it was carried out explicitly in the name of ISIS, the group Barack Obama has called “the JV team.” And it was hardly a surprise attack. Mateen’s co-workers tried to warn their employers about his outspoken jihadism, but they were dismissed due to concerns over “Islamophobia.” Even the FBI isn’t supposed to use the word “Muslim” when investigating these guys, as they investigated Mateen. Is it really worth preventing terror attacks if you might offend a Muslim?
In other words, the attack on the Pulse nightclub in Orlando is the culmination of 8 years of failed domestic and foreign policy by the Obama administration. Omar Mateen ticked off all the boxes: gay, Muslim, Democrat. He’s one of theirs. A week ago, he could have replaced Pajama Boy as the perfect Democratic Party constituent.
And he murdered 49 people and shattered the lives of 53 more.
This has left liberals reeling, which is why they’re falling back on their old tricks. Like blaming the NRA. NYT Editorial Board:
The N.R.A.’s Complicity in Terrorism
Few places on earth make it easier than the United States for a terrorist to buy assault weapons to mow down scores of people in a matter of minutes. The horrific massacre in Orlando last weekend is only the latest example. And all this is made vastly easier by a gun lobby that has blocked sensible safety measures at every turn, and by members of Congress who seem to pledge greater allegiance to the firearms industry than to their own constituencies. There is a word for their role in this form of terrorism: complicity…
This would be inexplicable under normal circumstances, but now that the Islamic State has openly called on lone-wolf attackers to take their war to the streets of America, it is a full-blown national-security hazard. All those attackers need to do is to buy a gun and swear allegiance to ISIS’ death cult.
Which these scumbags are doing all over the world. Just look at France. It has some of the strictest gun laws on the planet, and that didn’t stop the massacre in Paris last fall.
These gun-grabbers want it both ways. They call you paranoid if you want a gun to defend yourself. You have nothing to worry about, they say. The police will protect you. But then they turn right around and say guns are too dangerous for anybody to have, because bad people can get them and do what Omar Mateen did. Well, which is it?
Or how about this pile of garbage from the equally dishonest Charles Blow:
Omar Mateen, American Monster
The massacre in Orlando, where 49 people were gunned down at an L.G.B.T. nightclub and dozens of others were wounded, came at the hands of a coward and a monster, but make no mistake: This was our monster.
The shooter, 29-year-old Omar Mateen, was born and raised in America. He killed other Americans using at least one American-made gun — including an assault rifle — that he purchased legally from an American gun store, even after having been investigated twice by America’s top law enforcement agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, for terror-related concerns.
Yeah, the all-American Omar Mateen. “I did it for ISIS,” he said, and then flipped on a baseball game and dug into a nice piece of apple pie with his pet eagle. What’s more American than wishing death to America?
The leftist hysteria is only going to get worse as we learn more about Mateen’s activities before, during, and after the massacre. The more obvious it becomes that they’re wrong, the louder they’re going to get.
What do you expect them to do, admit it?
Exit question from the great Mollie Hemingway:
Mildly curious what % of media conversion of terrorism story into anti-2A push is bought and paid for and what % is just organic bias.
— Mollie (@MZHemingway) June 16, 2016
P.S. Stay woke.
— TheBlaze (@theblaze) June 16, 2016
P.P.S. This is what lefties call “intersectionality.”
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) June 16, 2016
So, this guy really was trying to be worst Muslim, worst gay, and worst Millennial all at once. https://t.co/DD8nh3jtig
— Michael B Dougherty (@michaelbd) June 16, 2016